Monday, May 26, 2008
It's been a mad week and bank holiday weekend. As I always say the irony of this blog is that the more going on to write about, the less time I actually have to write about it. My Spiritualized gig write up is almost done. But mentions must also go to Florence and the Machine who were superb supporting a rather haphazard, but occasionally brilliant MGMT at the Astoria. Will it be the last gig I see there? Sniff. I hope not. It was the scene of my first ever London concert in 1996 when I travelled the length of the Met line to see Placebo in their prime. And I used to love hearing my grandmother's memories of her and my grandad dancing there before the war. Let's pray for more reprieves.
The weekend was spent making movies, voting for the French, running through the storm, meeting new friends, reuniting with old ones and listening to music. Here's a Top 10 for a rainy bank holiday weekend. Hope you had fun, whatever the weather.
1. Spiritualized - Shine A Light
2. MGMT - Kids
3. The Velvet Underground - Rock & Roll
4. Low - Lord Can You Hear Me?
5. Florence And The Machine - Kiss With A Fist
6. Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
7. Mogwai - Honey
8. Sebastien Tellier - Divine
9. Sigur Rós - Hljómalind
10. Spacemen 3 - Take Me To The Other Side
Monday nights that feel like Sunday nights are sometimes the best.
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